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Poster: ned the head Date: Apr 21, 2011 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan lyric

Imagine you are sitting in a jail cell with one small window.
The window is placed eight to ten feet high in the wall to keep the inmates from messing with it and in our ideal hypothetical incarceration it faces South. Now when the sun rises in the East all we see of it is the square patch of sunlight on the West side of our cell. As the day progress and the sun moves through its course in the sky that patch of sunlight on the wall moves from the West to the East.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 21, 2011 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan lyric

nicely said ... it could also be that he feels near the end of his life, "his" light, in sunset, is shining from the West down to the East ... but I like your practical explanation very much.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Apr 21, 2011 10:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan lyric

the 'release' "is not from mere prison bars but rather from the cage of physical existence"
Clinton Heylin writes in his book "Revolution In The Air" -wikipedia

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Apr 22, 2011 12:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan lyric

In Islamic lore, a sunrise in the west is a major sign of the Day of Judgement. Very retro: Jimi says don't be late, don't be late.

Another tidbit from my favorite NRPS song I DON’T KNOW YOU:

"SUN COULD RISE UP IN THE WEST AND I WOULD BE NO WISER"

Jerry's on pedal steel, which is always nice, and NRPS has a free download at their website:
http://www.nrpsmusic.com/music/index.html


This post was modified by SpacedAgain on 2011-04-22 07:09:13